Today's News

  • Enormously successful coach leaving

    The only evidence one needs to see Travis Gay’s stamp on the Anderson County track program is the Bearcat pass list to this year’s state track meet.

    Back on May 23, Anderson sent 15 athletes to the University of Louisville. Two others were on the list as qualifiers.

    Seventeen in all.

    Or more state qualifiers than the number of kids on the entire Anderson roster in several of the years leading up to Gay taking over the program in 2006.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for June 11: Win or lose, Bearcat baseball did it with class

    Ryan Alves, a who is studying for a journalism career, penned this column about his thoughts as the Anderson County baseball team advanced so close to the state tournament at Applebee's Park. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

    -- John Herndon


    Win or lose, Bearcat baseball did it with class

    By Ryan Alves, guest columnist

    It all began with the three different endings.  All of them were like one of those sports movies. The slow motion, those final seconds clicking off the clock, the hairs standing a-ten-hut on the back of your neck.

  • Community calendar 6/10-6/16

    Wednesday, June 10


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 2.

    Japeth E. Cook, arraignment, custodial interference, distribution of obscene material to minors -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing March 12.

    Aaron Haines, arraignment, second-degree assault (domestic violence) -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing March 12.

    William V. Richardson, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana -- work release approved.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.3

    Library director clarifies budget process

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News’ May 27 edition contained both an article and the editorial in which the Anderson Public Library’s 2009-10 budget was a topic.

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to address questions and comments from those printed items.

  • Late county clerk honored on anniversary of death

    At the request of current county clerk, Jason Denny, the Anderson County Fiscal Court declared June 2 as Harold Ritchey Day in honor of the long-time clerk who died a year ago on that date.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Penny, teammates to face loaded Indiana stars

    C.J. Penny knows what his team will be up against Saturday and Sunday evenings.

    Nearly two months ago, Penny was selected to be a part of the Kentucky All-Star team that is set to play Indiana in the summer basketball series. The Hoosiers boast one of their strongest team’s ever, led by the state’s Mr. Basketball and Indiana signee Jordan Hulls of Bloomington South and Lawrence North’s 6-foot-9 Stephen Van Treese, who is headed to Louisville.


    LOUISVILLE – Neither Wrigley Field nor Candlestick Park have anything on Eastern High School.

    At least for Anderson County baseball they don’t.

    “Coach (L.W.) Barnes told me after the game, that I couldn’t have hit the ball any harder,” Bearcat senior Jordan Alves said. “He said if the wind is not blowing or its blowing out towards left, then you just hit a grand slam.”

  • COLUMN: Let them speak!

    Keeping a positive attitude in our current day and age is a priority for me. I try to be a positive person and surround myself with things that make me happy. Still, there are things that rub me the wrong way, and I’ve decided to address a couple of those this week. We’ll call them “Things I don’t understand.”

  • Turpin named all-state first team

    Anderson County pitcher Courtney Turpin has been named first team all-state in a vote of the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    While multiple classes are not recognized for determining a state champion, the association divides the all-state teams into three classes. Turpin was named in Class 3A, the state’s largest schools.